BXBoards.com shovels dirt on its own coffin
..with a review of the likely BX chipset successor, Intel's 815 chipset. The 815 is Intel's coming SDRAM chipset solution for the PIIII.
Dandy Andy found the i815 to be a decent but not thrilling performer, coming in behind the Via 133A chipset. This lends some credence to my theory that Intel's new "hub" chipset architecture just isn't all that fast. (Well, this and dismal performances from the 810 and 820, as well.) The 8xx chipsets just seem sluggish, even with Rambus DRAM, for which they were presumably primarily intended. Maybe Intel's fancy-schmancy new design approach to these things is problematic?